Manchester United’s contacts for Palmeiras youngster Endrick continue to be reported by the Brazilian media.
It was back last week that we first saw the Red Devils being linked to the 15-year-old. At the time, a report from journalist Jorge Nicola said they were one of many clubs who got in touch with the player’s staff.
In that story, six clubs were named as being in the race.
Now in an update released by the journalist today, there are a few new clues about Manchester United. The tweet for the report only mentions the Old Trafford side having Endrick ‘very targeted’, with ‘United want’ also showing up on the video’s cover.
Then in the full story, it’s said the Red Devils, along with Barcelona and Real Madrid, approached Endrick’s representatives in ‘recent days’.
Since the same had been said last week with a few other clubs in the list, this sounds like an update from a second approach from those clubs.
Endrick, who’s already trained with Palmeiras’ first team, isn’t allowed to debut for the club in the State Championship or the Brazilian League until he turns 16. However, the club contacted FIFA to know about the chances of having him in the Club World Cup next month, and the answer was positive.
The forward had two appearances in the Copa São Paulo, an U-21 tournament, and with 45 minutes in each game, he scored a total of four goals. Now he’s out due to Coronavirus.
Speaking to Jorge Nicola this week, Endrick’s father claimed he’ll sign his first professional contract with Palmeiras in the summer, so any transfer will have to be negotiated with the club.